NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reportedly close to receiving contract extension through the 2024 season.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is close to receiving another contract extension, reports Sports Business Journal.
Though a deal is most likely to get done, those talks for Goodell's new deal have not progressed, ESPN.com's Adam Schefter reports.
Goodell, 58, has been the top executive in the nation's most popular sport since Sept. 1, 2006, when he succeeded Paul Tagliabue.
Goodell's current contract ends in 2019 and his new deal will extend him until the year 2024.
While no terms were reported, the new deal is expected to be similar to his past deal with compensation exceeding $30 million.
Goodell made $44 million in the 2013–14 fiscal year and $34 million the next year. His salary and bonuses don't have to be reported anymore as the NFL dropped from being a tax-exempt, not-for-profit company in 2015.
Through his tenure as the commissioner, Goodell has had to deal with several issues, including player discipline and safety, and team scandals such as the New England Patriots' dealing in Spygate and Deflategate and Bountygate involving the New Orleans Saints.
Labor peace has also been an issue, with the current collective bargaining agreement set to expire in 2020. The NFL survived a lockout in 2011, before the owners and the union reached an agreement.
NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith told The MMQB last week that an NFL strike or lockout in 2021 is 'almost a virtual certainty.'